My friend Lynn Kline developed this pattern to make fall leaves easy and modern by using scraps, low volume fabrics, and points arranged so they come out well. I took her class last fall to make the quilt, mostly because my friends were taking the class, too.
Photo courtesy of Lynn Klein
Everyone who came to the class brought scraps to share, so we had a lot of variety. I’m always amazed at how many people can bring scraps and still not have any two fabrics the same.
My version of Lynn’s quilt
This quilt was fun. I always have more scraps than yardage, so it was good for my scrap collection. I enjoyed making leaves of several different sizes rather than just one block repeatedly. And of course it was fun to do it with friends!
As you can see I didn’t do it exactly by the pattern. I changed the background. Lynn used a variety of low volume fabrics but I used a blue that made me think of October sky. Oh, and I changed the layout. Whatever! It’s still Lynn’s pattern 🙂
Lynn’s pattern includes a handy chart for cutting leaves of various sizes and leaves that make it easier not to cut off your points.
The pattern is available from Lynn’s shop, here. She and her staff are working to make goods and services available during the quarantine, so you can order and do a drive-by pickup or have things mailed to you.
Here’s a detail showing the swirly quilting by Julia Madison:
Pattern: Scrappy Modern Maple Leaves, by Lynn Klein
Finished size (for my variation): 51″ x 62″
Quilted by: Julia Madison
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